MIDDLETOWN, Pa. – The Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies at Penn State Harrisburg will welcome Marion Kaplan, Skirball Professor of Modern Jewish History Emerita at New York University, at noon Thursday, Sept. 28, via webinar. Kaplan will present “Caribbean Haven: The Jewish Refugee Settlement in the Dominican Republic, 1940-1945.”
Kaplan is a three-time National Jewish Book Award winner for “The Making of the Jewish Middle Class: Women, Family and Identity in Imperial Germany” (1991), “Between Dignity and Despair: Jewish Life in Nazi Germany” (1998), and “Gender and Jewish History” (with Deborah Dash Moore) (2011), as well as a finalist for “Dominican Haven: The Jewish Refugee Settlement in Sosua” (2008).
Her other publications include: “The Jewish Feminist Movement in Germany, Jewish Daily Life in Germany, 1618-1945” (ed.), and “Jüdische Welten: Juden in Deutschland vom 18. Jahrhundert bis in die Gegenwart” (with Beate Meyer) (2005). Her newest book, “Hitler’s Jewish Refugees: Hope and Anxiety in Portugal, 1940-45," was published in 2020.
For additional information, contact the Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies at [email protected].